Linebacker Guidelines

Grades: 3.0 GPA + 24 ACT + 1000 SAT (out of 1600)

Linebacker Guidelines

Tier 1 Linebacker 

Physical Measurables:

  • Ht: 6ft 2in
  • Wt: 220lb

Stats: 

  • 40yd: 4.6
  • Bench: 315lb
  • Squat: 445lb

Tier 2 Linebacker 

Physical Measurables:

  • Ht: 6ft 1in
  • Wt: 210lb

Stats: 

  • 40yd: 4.65
  • Bench: 300lb
  • Squat: 435lb

Tier 3 Linebacker 

Physical Measurables:

  • Ht: 6ft 0in
  • Wt: 200lb

Stats: 

  • 40yd: 4.7
  • Bench: 295lb
  • Squat: 405lb

Tier 4 Linebacker 

Physical Measurables:

  • Ht: 5ft 10in
  • Wt: 190lb

Stats: 

  • 40yd: 4.75
  • Bench: 275lb
  • Squat: 395lb

GIURS Expert Notes:

Must be equally active in both the run game and in coverage.  Gains ground and plays downhill with first step.  Stays square without losing athleticism.  Strong enough to play on LOS.  Has explosiveness on contact, visibly changing the LOS and knocking ball carriers back.  Displays fluid hips and good knee bend, plays under his pads.  Shows skills in both zone and man coverage.  Can match up with the best athlete on the field.  Shows burst and speed with quickness to bend the corner in pressure game.  Has to have demonstrated LB ability multiple years at an All-State level.

GIURS Expert Notes:

Must display ability against both the run and the pass.  Consistently gains ground with first step. Consistently wins at the point of attack, stops ball carriers in their tracks.  Can redirect and pursue plays downfield.  Shows skills in coverage.  Can be relied on in man coverage against both RB's and TE's.  Disciplined in route recognition.  Also shows potential as a special teams player.  Has to have demonstrated LB ability multiple years at an All-Conference level.

GIURS Expert Notes:

Must be active against both the pass and the run.  Does not give ground on contact with blockers.  Plays flat at LB depth with first step. Controls gaps with good body control.  Can play in both man and zone coverage.  Has to have demonstrated LB ability multiple years at an All-Conference level.

GIURS Expert Notes:

Consistent performer against either the run or the pass.  Shows strength and explosiveness on contact.  Occasionally false steps but consistently gains ground with first step.  Can get off blocks and make plays.  Shows consistent ability to make plays in coverage.  Has to have demonstrated LB ability at least 1 year at a varsity level.

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